-- Nimble Storage today launched an iSCSI array with a converged approach to primary and secondary storage. The CS-Series uses flash and SATA drives in a way that combines primary storage and snapshot-based backup in a single device, according to an article posted on InfoStor sister site Enterprise Storage Forum.
Nimble's CS-Series is based on an architecture that enables inline data compression, data optimization leveraging flash memory and SATA drives, instant deduplicated backups, and WAN replication. Bundled software includes thin provisioning, replication, and zero-copy cloning. Pricing starts at less than $3/GB for primary storage and $0.25/GB for backup storage.
Primary competitors: Dell EqualLogic and EMC Data Domain.
To read the full story on Enterprise Storage Forum, see "Nimble iSCSI Array Merges Primary, Secondary Storage."